Design & Technology

Design & Technology 2018-06-20T13:22:03+00:00

Transition and Induction Phase (Year 7 & 8)

Program of study

Students complete 4 projects during each year, on a carousel. They will all study Food, Materials, CAD/CAM and Electronics.

Assessment & Homework

Students will be assessed through the completion of 2 Assessments per project and the practical work they produce too.

A variety of homework tasks will be set and published on ‘Show my Homework’. Typically a homework should take around 30 minutes. Examples of Homework include; Research, Development and Technology in the Real World.

 

KS3

Subject Design and Technology Year group 7
Review Review 1 Review 2 Review 3
 

 Content covered

 

Pupils complete four projects on a rota throughout the year.  Projects include an introduction to Food, Plane Project (working with Wood), Pen Project (CAD/CAM) and Wacky Racer (Electronics).  Each project focus on practical element of the course plus elements of the design cycle.
 

 Assessment method

 

 

LEGO system used to assess pupil performance during each of the projects.  Practical work is assessed in each project plus two other elements of the design cycle, including research, designing, planning and evaluating.
Teacher & Department responses

 

Significant lack of progress triggers targeted support plan. Significant lack of progress triggers targeted support plan. Significant lack of progress triggers targeted support plan.

 

Pupils have an insight into life in GCSE Design and Technology and GCSE Food and Nutrition so they are better informed when it comes to choosing their options later in the year.

Subject Design and Technology Year group 8
Review Review 1 Review 2 Review 3
 

 Content covered

 

Pupils complete four projects on a rota throughout the year.  Projects include a taster to KS4 Design and Technology courses, Food, Zip Tag Project (working with Pewter), USB Project (CAD/CAM).  Each project focus on practical element of the course plus elements of the design cycle.
 

 Assessment method

 

 

LEGO system used to assess pupil performance during each of the projects.  Practical work is assessed in each project plus two other elements of the design cycle, including research, designing, planning and evaluating.
Teacher & Department responses

 

Significant lack of progress triggers targeted support plan. Significant lack of progress triggers targeted support plan. Significant lack of progress triggers targeted support plan.

 

KS4

Subject Design & Technology Year 9  
Review Review 1 Review 2 Review 3
 

 Content covered

 

Drawing Techniques including Single Point Perspective, Two-Point Perspective, Isometric, and Orthographic.   Unit on Sustainability, Environment, Culture and Production Techniques. Paper and Board, Natural and Manufactured Timbers, Metals and Alloys, Polymers, Textiles and Energy Generation Plus all content from Review 1. Smart Materials,

Composite Materials,

Electronic Systems

Processing, Mechanical Devices, Mechanisms and Linkages.

Plus all content from Reviews 1 and 2.

 

 Assessment method

 

 

40 mins written exam Questions testing pupils on recent content delivered in lessons. 1 hour written exam Questions testing pupils on recent content delivered in lessons from Sept-Review 2.

 

1 hour written exam Questions testing pupils on recent content delivered in lessons from Sept-Review 3.
Teacher & Department responses

 

SWANS feedback sheet / NSA lesson.

Significant lack of progress triggers dept. Support plan for student into Y10.

SWANS feedback sheet / NSA lesson.

Significant lack of progress triggers dept. Support plan for student into Y10.

SWANS feedback sheet / NSA lesson.

Significant lack of progress triggers dept. Support plan for student into Y10.

 

Subject Food and Nutrition Year 9  
Review Review 1 Review 2 Review 3
 

 Content covered

 

Different meat groupings including lamb, beef, pork, poultry. Different meat cuts. Use of meats and nutrition found in meat.

Fish types including round and flat white fish, oily fish, shellfish including molluscs and crustaceans.

Eggs, their functions and usage.

Dairy foods – cheese, yoghurt, milk, butter.

Alternative proteins for vegans and vegetarians. Nuts, seeds, pulses, Quorn, soya.

Starchy carbohydrates, cereals, breads and pasta, rice, pastry and flour.

Sugars.

Fibre.

Fats and oils.

Fruit and vegetables. Vitamins and minerals.

Knife skills.

 

 Assessment method

 

 

40 mins written exam Questions testing pupils on recent content delivered in lessons. 1 hour written exam Questions testing pupils on recent content delivered in lessons from Sept-Review 2.

 

1 hour written exam Questions testing pupils on recent content delivered in lessons from Sept-Review 3.
Teacher & Department responses

 

SWANS feedback sheet / NSA lesson.

Significant lack of progress triggers dept. Support plan for student into Y10.

SWANS feedback sheet / NSA lesson.

Significant lack of progress triggers dept. Support plan for student into Y10.

SWANS feedback sheet / NSA lesson.

Significant lack of progress triggers dept. Support plan for student into Y10.

 

GCSE Product Design information can be found Here

GCSE Food & Nutrition information can be found Here

A Level Product Design information can be found Here

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